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The Artists : Cindy, Jenny, Mary, Bridget, Marlene

The artists here have been selected from various lists we found online from Google searches. We learnt so much during these searches and realized how much work needs to be done in terms of equality, not just gender but also race. We have a long way to go. 

Drop us a line if you have any suggestions, these are only first ideas, when we launch on 22 April we might have more designs, depending on your comments ;) 

 

Cynthia Morris Sherman (born January 19, 1954) is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. Sherman works in series, typically photographing herself in a range of costumes. To create her photographs, Sherman shoots alone in her studio, assuming multiple roles as author, director, make-up artist, hairstylist, wardrobe mistress, and model. Many of Sherman's photo series, call attention to the stereotyping of women in films, television and magazines.Read more about Cindy here: The Art Story

 

Jenny Saville (born 7 May 1970) is a contemporary British painter associated with the Young British Artists. She is known for her large-scale painted depictions of nude women. Saville has dedicated her career to traditional figurative oil painting. Her paintings are usually much larger than life size. They are strongly pigmented and give a highly sensual impression of the surface of the skin as well as the mass of the body. She sometimes adds marks onto the body, such as white "target" rings. Read more about Jenny here : The Artnet

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (born May 22, 1844) was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Her signature subjects were portraits of women and portrayals of mothers and children caught in everyday moments. Read more about Mary here: The Art Story

Bridget Louise Riley (born 24 April 1931) is an English painter who is one of the foremost exponents of Op art. She first began painting figure subjects in a semi-impressionist manner, then changed to pointillism around 1958, mainly producing landscapes. In 1960 she evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic potentialities of optical phenomena. Read more about Bridget here: The Art Story 

Marlene Dumas (born 3 August 1953) is a South African painter. Her work has held the record for being the most expensive by a living female artist. Growing up in apartheid South Africa meant she had no access to pop culture or modern art, with television only arriving in 1976. When she left to study in the Netherlands she described this sudden exposure as a turning point in her career. Read more about Marlene here: Artsy.net

All excerpts from Wikipedia, thanks Wiki!